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William Washington Harrell[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

Male 1822 - 1913


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  • Born  17 Oct 1822  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Census: Federal  1830  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • male 20-30: John Harriel [at abt 27]
      female 20-30 [Sarah at abt 27]
      male 5-10 [William W. at 8]
      female <5 [Mary Mahala at abt 4]
      male <5 [John T. at abt 2]
      male 20-30
      female slave 10-24
      female slave <10
      female slave <10
    Census: Federal  1840  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • male 30-40: John Harrell [at abt 37]
      female 30-40 [Sarah at abt 37]
      male 15-20 [William W. at 18]
      female 10-15 [Mary Mahala at abt 14]
      male 10-15 [John T. at abt 12]
      female 10-15
      female 5-10 [Amanda M. at abt 9]
      female 5-10
      male <5
      female <5 [Martha at abt 2]
    Tax List  1850  , Calvary, Grady County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • W. W. Harrel paid 1 poll and owned 3 slaves and a buggy. He paid $2.43 tax (7 1/2 mills) on 250 acres of quality 3 land in district 19, lot 334 in Decatur County, Georgia.
    Census: Federal  20 Aug 1850  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • 1) Wm. Harrell, male age 30, farmer, $800 real estate, born in GA
      2) Ann Harrell, female age 28, born in GA
      3) John Harrell, male age 7, born in GA
      4) Isabella Harrell, female age 5, born in GA
      5) Wm. Harrell, male age 3, born in GA
      6) Unnamed Harrell, male age 1, born in GA
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    Court  Apr 1857  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Stephen W. Belcher
      VsDecatur Superior Court
      William W. HarrellApril Term 1857.
      & John Harrell

      WHEREAS, at the Ooctober Term of this Court, last past, a Rule
      Ni Si was granted in the above case, requiring the Defendant to pay to the Plaintiff
      the pricipal, interest and cost, due on a certain note given by
      the Defendants on the first day of October 1855
      and to become due on the first day of October 1856
      for the sum of Three thousand Dollars
      for the better securing the payment of which said note, said Defendants had executed
      on the Second day of October 1855 to the Plaintiff these
      Deed of Mortgage, conveying to said Plaintiff that certain piece of town
      property lying & being in the town of Bainbridge in said County
      & known in the plan of said town as town lots number nine (9) no. 10
      no. 11 & number 12 being the place known as the town lot on which situate
      the Hotel known as the Harrell Hotel together with
      all of said lots situate & lying in the garden lots, stable
      lots & other lots to the said William W. & John attached & belonging thereto
      the number of acres not known with all the rights & appurtenances to the
      said tavern lot in any waise appurtaining and belonging.
      Conditioned to be void upon the payment of the principal and interest of said note:
      And it appearing to the Court that a copies of said Rule Ni Si has been served on the
      Defendents William W. & John Harrell and that said
      defendants still neglect and refuse to pay the amount due on said note.
      It is therefore considered and adjudged that the equity of redemption in and to said
      mortgaged premises be and the same is hereby barred and forever foreclosed; and it
      is further ordered that the Plaintiff do recover of and from Defendant the sum of
      Three Thousand dollars and _____ cents
      for his principal, and the sum of one hundred & twenty two dollars and
      fifty cents for his interest and the sum of Six 25/100
      dollars for his cost : and that execution issue against said mortgage premises for the
      sum aforesaid, and that the Defendant in mercy. Judgment signed this first
      day of May 1857.
      AllowedLane & Sims Plaintiffs Attorney
      Alex ~ A AllenPrin$3000.00
      J S C S W C.Int 122.50
      Cost 6.25
    Court  Apr 1857  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Stephen W. Belcher
      VsDecatur Superior Court
      William W. HarrellApril Term 1857.
      WHEREAS, at the Ooctober Term of this Court, last past, a Rule
      Ni Si was granted in the above case, requiring the Defendant to pay to the Plaintiff
      the pricipal, interest and cost, due on a certain note given by
      the Defendant & one John Harrell as security on the first day of October 1855
      and to become due on the first day of October 1856
      for the sum of Three thousand Dollars
      for the better securing the payment of which said note, said Defendant had executed
      on the first day of October 1855 to the Plaintiff his
      Deed of Mortgage, conveying to said Plaintiff all these two fractional
      lots of land known & distinguished as number one hundred
      & ninety & number one hundred & ninety one & also lot no.
      one hundred & sixty-eight all of said lots situate & lying in the
      fifteenth District of said County & containing in all five hundred &
      fifty acres more or less - together with all the appurtenances thereto
      belonging-
      Conditioned to be void upon the payment of the principal and interest of said note:
      And it appearing to the Court that a copy of said Rule Ni Si has been served on the
      Defendent William W. Harrell - and that said
      defendant still neglects and refuses to pay the amount due on said note.
      It is therefore considered and adjudged that the equity of redemption in and to said
      mortgaged premises be and the same is hereby barred and forever foreclosed; and it
      is further ordered that the Plaintiff do recover of and from Defendant the sum of
      Three thousand dollars and _____ cents
      for his principal, and the sum of one hundred & twenty two dollars and
      fifty cents for his interest and the sum of Six 25/100
      dollars for his cost : and that execution issue against said mortgage premises for the
      sum aforesaid, and that the Defendant in mercy. Judgment signed this first
      day of May 1857.
      AllowedLane & Sims Plaintiffs Attorney
      Alex ~ A AllenPrin$3000.00
      J S C S W C.Int 122.50
      Cost 6.25
    Appointment  4 Jan 1858  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • "William W. Harrell who was elected
      Sheriff for said County, on the 4th
      day of January 1858, was duly Sworn and
      received his Commission, and gave
      bond with John Harrell of the 20th
      & John T. Harrell Securities.

      John T. Harrell who was, on the 4th
      say of January 1858, elected Tax Col-
      lector for Said County, was duly
      Sworn and Received his commission
      and gave bonds for State & County
      Tax with John Harrell & William
      W. Harrell Securities on each-"
    Census: Federal  4 Jun 1860  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • 1) W. W. Harrell, male age 37, farmer, $9,000 real estate, $16,500 personal estate, born in GA
      2) Ann B. Harrell, female age 32, born in GA
      3) John D. Harrell, male age 16, born in GA, attended school
      4) Isabella Harrell, female age 15, born in GA, attended school
      5) William J. P. Harrell, male age 13, born in GA, attended school
      6) Chas. L. Harrell, male age 8, born in GA, attended school
    Guardianship Bond  4 Jun 1860  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • On the application of William W. Harrell for lett-
      ers of Guardianship to Lilly Douglass orphan
      child of Sanders G. Douglass deceased. It app-
      earing to the Court that legal notice of said
      application has been given. It is ordered that said
      application be granted and that the said William
      W. Harrell give bond as Guardian as aforesaid in
      the sum of [space left blank]
      dollars with
      [space left blank] as Securities of said county named
      to & appeared by this Court as securities thereon
      & otherwise qualify in vacation
    Military: Civil War  18 Mar 1861  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16
    started in Bainbridge Independents 1st Georgia Regiment, Company B 
    • A marker in Bainbridge notes:
      "BAINBRIDGE VOLUNTEERS
      LATER
      THE BAINBRIDGE INDEPENDENTS
      ORGANIZED 1859, BY CAPTAIN CHARLES G. CAMPBELL, ASSEMBLED HERE IN MARCH 1861 AND ENTERED SERVICE UNDER THE COMMAND OF CAPTAIN JOHN W. EVANS AS COMPANY G, 1st GEORGIA REGIMENT
      W.P.A. 1936 U.D.C."


      "William W Harrell
      Residence: Decatur County, Georgia
      Enlistment Date: 18 March 1861
      Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
      Side Served: Confederacy
      State Served: Georgia
      Unit Numbers: 296 296
      Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 18 March 1861
      Enlisted in Company G, 1st Volunteers Regiment Georgia
      Received a disability discharge Company G, 1st Volunteers Regiment Georgia on 12 November 1861 in Greenbrier River, WV
      Enlisted in Company F, 50th Infantry Regiment Georgia on 04 March 1862.
      Died Company F, 50th Infantry Regiment Georgia on 02 May 1862"

      [The death date is incorrect in this source. Is this the same W. W. Harrell?]
    Appointment  13 Feb 1862  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    • Georgia Know all men by these presents that
      Decatur County we William W. Harrell as principle and
      John Harrell & John T Harrell as securities all
      of said county are held and firmly bound unto his
      Excellency Joseph E. Brown Governor and Commander
      in chief of the Army and Navy and of the Malicia
      thereof for the time being and his successors in office
      in the just and full sum of two thousand dollars
      for the true payment of which we bind ourselves our
      heirs executors and administrators jointly and severally
      and firmly by these presents sealed with our seals
      and dated this 13th day of Feby eighteen hundred and
      sixty two
      The condition of the above obligation is such that
      whereas the said William W. Harrell has been elected
      sheriff of said county now should the said William
      W Harrell well and truly do and perform faithfully
      his duty as sheriff of said county by himself Jailor and
      Deputies and faithfully execute all writs warrants
      precepts and processes directed to him as sheriff as
      aforesaid and true returns make and in all
      things well and truly and without malice
      or partiality do and perform all and singular the
      duties of said office of sheriff as aforesaid by
      himself Jailors and Deputies during his continuance
      in office and take only the fees prescribed by
      law and perform all and singular the duties required
      of him as sheriff of said county thern this ob-
      ligation to be null and void or esle to remain
      in full force and virtue
      attested and approved by W. W. Harrell LS
      Alex A. Allen J. T. Harrell LS
      Judge S.C. S.W.C. John (his x mark) Harrell LS

      Georgia I William W. Harrell do solemnly swear
      Decatur County (or affirm) that I will faithfully
      execute all writs, warrants precepts and
      processes directed to me as sheriff of the county of
      Decatur and true returns make and in all things
      well and truly and without malice or partiality
      perform the duties of the office of sheriff of Decatur
      County during my continuance in office and take
      only my lawful fees.
      And I do further swear that I will bear true
      faith and allegiance to the state of Georgia and
      to the utmost of my power and ability observe
      confirm to suport and defend the constitution
      thereof without any reservations as equiviacation
      whatsoever, and I do further swear that I am not
      the holder of any public monies unaccounted
      for-so help me God
      Sworn to and subscribed
      before me this 13th day
      of February 1862 W. W. Harrell LS
      Alex A Allen
      Judge S.C. S.W.C.
    Letter of Dismission  15 Apr 1869  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    The Southern Georgian/Bainbridge Weekly Sun 
    • "Georgia, Decatur County: W. W. Harrell files his (her, their) letters of dismission from the estate of Saunders Douglass, late of said county, deceased"
    Census: Federal  3 Jun 1870  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    • 1) Wm. W. Harrell, white male age 47, farmer, born in GA
      2) Annie B. Harrell, white female age 44, at home, born in GA
      3) Wm. J. Harrell, white male age 23, physician, $250 real estate, $150 personal estate, born in GA
      4) Anny C. Harrell, white female age 4, born in GA
      5) Ann Sanborn, black female age 45, domestic servant, born in GA, cannot read or write
      6) Wm Sanborn, black male age 15, domestic servant, born in GA, cannot read or write
    Service  7 Feb 1871  [20
    the Decatur County Board on Education, representing the 513th District, 
    Jury Duty  4 May 1872  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    The Southern Georgia/Bainbridge Weekly Sun 
    • "Grand Jury - April 1872 term:...W.W. Harrell..."
    Appointment  12 Oct 1872  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    The Southern Georgian/Bainbridge Weekly Sun 
    • "Appointed: W.W. Harrell has been appointed by the Ordinary, Sheriff of Decatur County, vice H.B. Waugh, resigned"
    Election  4 Jan 1873  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    The Southern Georgian/Bainbridge Weekly Sun 
    • "At a regular Convocation of Cloud Chapter, No. 48, the follwing officers were elected for the ensuing Masonic year: W.W. Harrell - Treasurer"
    Election  4 Jan 1873  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    The Southern Georgian/Bainbridge Weekly Sun 
    • vote for Sheriff, Republican ticket
      "W.W. Harrell - 1206
      E. D. Hayes -483"
    Politics  Between 1877 and 1879  [25
    a State Representative from Decatur County, Georgia 
    News Article  5 Jan 1878  , Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [26
    The Daily Constitution 
    • Representatives from Decatur County: W W Harrell (re-elected) and J O Farnell
    News Article  10 Aug 1878  , Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [27
    The Daily Constitution 
    • -Eastman Times: On Sunday night last between 11 and 12 o'clock, the fine residence of Mr. W. W. Harrell, on his river plantation was entirely consumed by fire. The flames were making such headway before it was discovered as to render it absolutely impossible to do anything towards saving the building. The gentleman whom Mr. Harrell has living there was absent, spending the night with one of his neighbors, and the fire was first discovered by Mrs. Fore[?], who lives near there, and who gave the alarm. The house was comparatively new, having been built in 1871 at a cost of about $7,300. It was a large two-story wooden building, all nicely plastered inside, and was considered one of the nicest and most comfortable houses in this section. Fortunately, Mr. H. had all his furniture here in town where he is living, so he lost nothing but his dwelling in this [?]ance, which, however, was quite heavy, especially when supplemented by the $3,000 loss so recently sustained by the burning of his stables, horses, etc. His dwelling was secured in two companies for $1,500 in each, making $3,000 insurance. Another policy in at $1,500 in a third company had expired only a few weeks before the burning. Mr. Harrell is thoroughly satisfied that this is the work of an incendiary. The loss in this instance is estimated at $4,000 over and above insurance.
    News Article  20 Aug 1879  , Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [28
    The Daily Constitution 
    • Bainbridge Matters: Bainbridge, August 14.--R. R. Blocker, of the Early County News, paid us a social visit to-day. He is looking gigantically healthy.

      Cotton is opening rapidly. Mr. Jacob Harrell brought in the first bale of the season Monday. It was classed as middle g. weighed 565 pounds, and was sold to J. D. Harrell & Bro. for eleven cents. Mr. Harrell brought in two bales and Mr. John E. Donalson one this week.

      Drs. Hall Morrison, of Decatur county, and W. J. Hadden, of New Jersey, in connection with a Major Harris, have entered into a contract with the United States to furnish 25,000 feet of square pine timber from Morrison & Haddon's lands in this county. The timber is to be delivered at Apalachicola within two months from now for shipment. Your correspondent is invited to a seat on the first raft. Has accepted and expects a jolly ride to the sea.

      Hon. W. W. Harrell is at home on a short leave of absence, cultivating the acquaintance of his friends and family.
    News Article  29 Aug 1879  , Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [29
    The Daily Constitution 
    • "House Bills passed: H. B. No. 543, by Mr. Harrell, of Decatur-To authorize the corporation of Bainbridge to levy a tax to establish and maintain a system of public schools."
    Census: Federal  4 Jun 1880  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [30
    • 1) William W. Harrell, head, white male age 57, farmer, born in GA, parents born in GA
      2) Ann B. Harrell, wife, white female age 54, keeping house, born in GA, parents born in GA
      3) Annie C. Harrell, daughter, single white female age 14, attended school, born in GA
      4) Willie Gus Bruton, granddaughter, single white female age 13, attended school, born in GA, parents born in GA
      5) Lottie Bruton, granddaughter, single white female age 7, attended school, born in GA, parents born in GA
    Politics  1881  [25
    a State Representative from Decatur County, Georgia 
    Census: Federal  7 Jun 1900  , Climax, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [31
    • 1) William Harrell, head, widowed white male age 77, born Oct 1822 in GA, father born in NC, mother born in GA, farmer, owned farm #61
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    Affidavit  17 Feb 1902  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    • Confederate Soldiers affidavit to conduct
      business without License
      Georgia Decatur County
      Personally appeared before the undersigned as Ordinary
      of said county W W Harrell a confederate
      soldier who having been duly sworn saith that
      he is a resident of said county and served
      as a soldier in the Confederate Army in
      Company B of the Bainbridge Independents 1st
      Georgia Regiment And that he is over
      fifty years of age and has resided in this state
      three years next preceeding the filing of this affidavit
      That the business which he proposes to carry
      on is his own and that he will conduct the same
      himself and not transfer to any other person
      W W Harrell
      Sworn to and subscribed before me this 17th day
      of February 1902 T B Maxwell Ordinary
    Bible Inscription  The W. W. Harrell - C. L. Harrell Bible  [3
    • "William Washington Harrell was born October 17th, 1822
      Ann Batsy Bird (wife) born January 15th, 1826
      William Washington Harrell and Ann Batsy Bird were married June 29th, 1843

      Children:
      John Duke Harrell born April 9th 1844
      Martha Isabell Harrell born January 28th, 1846
      William James Harrell born June 8th, 1847
      Son born October 29th, 1849 Died Feb 4th, 1852
      Charles Lionidas Harrell born June 16th, 1852
      Ann Clifford Harrell born April 27th, 1866

      Charles L. Harrell born June 16th, 1852 and Eugenia Angaretta Jones born February 7th, 1855 were married December 12th, 1872 in Blakely, Early County, Georgia

      Children: William James Harrell born April 16th, 1874
      Mary Ella Harrell born January 17th, 1876
      Infant Son born July 13th, 1888 -died-
      Charles L. Harrell, Jr. born May 8th, 1881
      John Douglas Harrell born March 17th, 1883
      Herbert McTyer Harrell born August 17th, 1885
      Fred Jones Harrell born September 13th 1889
      Hodgkiss Harrell born May 27th, 1891"
    Bible Inscription  The William W. Harrell Family Bible  [2
    • "I, William W. Harrell was born in a wagon on the way to Bainbridge, Georgia. From North Carolina, October 17th 1822
      Ann Bird was born January 15th 1826
      William W. Harrell and Ann Bird were married June 29th 1845 (1843 per the Decatur County marriage record - see below)

      CHILDREN:
      John Duke Harrell born April 9th 1844
      Martha Isabelle Harrell born April 9th 1846
      James William Berry Harrell born June 8th 1847
      Son born October 29th 1849 - died February 4th 1852
      Charles Lionida Harrell born June 16th 1852
      Ann Clifford Harrell born April 27th 1866

      Marriages
      John Duke Harrell and Annie E. Owens were married February 23rd 1863
      Martha Isabell Harrell married T. J. Bruton Dec 5th 1866
      William J. Harrell married Louisa Goldwere October 16th 1871 in Americus, Georgia. at the residence of James W. Fuslow.
      Charles L. Harrell married Eugenia C. Jones December 12th 1872
      Clifford Harrell married Dr. Henry Donald Wilson October 17, 1888
      Goldwere Harrell married Louise Ellis April 17th 1899 at Macon, Georgia.
      Elwood E. Harrell married Waver Hodges January 18th 1893, Brinson, Georgia.
      Cameal Wilson married Samuel Leroy Brooks Aug. 23rd 1915

      CHILDREN OF J.D. HARRELL AND ANNIE E. OWENS
      Annie Rossie Harrell born March 5th 1864
      Frank Owens Harrell born April 26th 1866
      Evelyn Haines Harrell born July , 1869

      CHILDREN OF HENRY DONALD AND CLIFFORD HARRELL WILSON
      William Harrell Wilson born August 6th 1891
      Henry Donald Wilson born February 26th 1893
      Camille Wilson born February 23rd 1899

      CHILDREN OF BELLE HARRELL AND T. J. BRUTON
      Willie Gus born October 28th 1867
      Lottie Bell born December 22nd 1872, died infant

      CHILDREN OF WILLIAM J. HARRELL AND LOUISA GOLDWERE
      Gertrude Hattie Harrell born Wednesday, May 5th 1875, 5:30 AM, Bainbridge,Georgia
      Elwood Harrell born Bainbridge, Georgia. March , 1773?
      Goldwere Harrell born June 24th 187 Bainbridge, Georgia.
      Ermine Harrell born Bainbridge, Georgia. Nov. , 1779?

      John Harrell, Father of William W. Harrell, is buried near Old Harrell's Mill, died May 1876
      W. W. Harrell died - January 13th 1913
      William J. B. Harrell died Jan 31, 1881
      Ann Bird Harrell died July 28th 1882
      Son died February 4th 1852
      John Duke Harrell died October 19th 1905
      Waver Harrell, wife of Elwood Harrell died Nov 15, 1906
      Charles L. Harrell died July 29th 1895
      Martha I. Bruton died August 11th 1874
      Clifford Harrell Wilson died July 16, 1916
      Henry Donald Wilson died July 12th 1907
      Henry Donald Wilson Jr. died May 23rd 1903
      Annie Owens Dykes (nee Terrell) grand-daughter of John Duke Harrell, died August 21, 1905
      Annie Owens Dykes, great-great-grand daughter of W. W. Harrell born August 21, 1905"
    Census: Federal  18 May 1910  , Climax, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [32
    • 1) W. W. Harrell, head, widowed white male age 87, born in GA, father born in NC, mother born in GA, farmer, owned farm #222, Confederate Army
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    Died  13 Jan 1913  , Climax, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Cause: paralysis 
    Obituary  14 Jan 1913  , Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [33
    The Atlanta Constitution 
    • "WILLIAM HARRELL CROSSES DIVIDE.
      Was oldest Mason in Georgia and First Native of Decatur County.
      Bainbridge, Ga,. January 14. -(Special.)-William W. Harrell died this morning of paralysis after a short illness. He lived all his life here, being the first white child born to parents residing in the county. He was 90 years old, having enjoyed splended health till shortly before his death. He owned the first hotel built at Bainbridge, ran a stage line from Cuthbert to Tallahassee, was a conferate veteran, serving in the First Georgia infantry, was sheriff twenty years and a member of the legislature during reconstruction days. He had been a Mason sixty-nine years, being the oldest Mason in Georgia.

      Mr. Harrell is survived by one daughter, Mrs. H. D. Wilson; fourteen grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren and several hundred other relatives in Decatur county. Mr. Harrell was a prominent citizen, a consecrated Christian and was generally beloved. The funeral occurred this afternoon from the residence of his daughter, Rev. Walter Anthony officiating. The services at the cemetery were conducted by the Masons."
    Obituary  15 Jan 1913  , Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [33
    The Atlanta Constitution 
    • "William Harrell Crosses Divide - Was oldest Mason in Georgia and First Native of Decatur County
      Bainbridge, Ga,. January 15. -(Special.)-William W. Harrell dies Tuesday morning of paralysis after a short illness. He lived all his life here, being the first white child born to parents residing in the county. He was 90 years old, having enjoyed splended health till shortly before his death. He owned the first hotel built at Bainbridge, ran a stage line from Cuthbert to Tallahassee, was a conferate veteran, serving in the First Georgia infantry, was sheriff twenty years and a member of the legislature during reconstruction days. He had been a Mason sixty-nine years, being the oldest Mason in all of Georgia."
    Inventory & Appraisement  23 Jan 1913  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [34
    • "State of Georgia, Decatur County.
      By the Court of Ordinary of said county.
      To J. W. Callahan, E. T. Haines, E. J. Perry, C. C. Willis, & F. S. Jones,
      These are to authorize you or any three of you, whose names are here above written, to attend and appraise the goods and chattels, lands, tenements, rights or credits of W. W. Harrell deceased, wheresoever and of the goods, chattels, lands tenements, rights or credits of said deceased are within the County of Decatur, and which shall be sworn unto you by Mrs. H. D. Wilson, administratrix or come to your knowledge or sight, you having first taken an oath before some legally authorized person to make a true and perfect Inventory thereof, and to cause the same to be returned under your hands, or any three or more of you to the said Court within two months from the date hereof.

      In testemony whereof, I hereunto affix my hand and seal, this 23 day of January 1913. T. B. Maxwell, Ordinary

      State of Georgia, Decatur County, Oath of Appraisers. You J. W. Callahan, E. J. Perry, F. S. Jones do swear that you will make a just and true appraisement and inventory of all and singular, the goods, chattels, lands, tenements, rights and credits of W. W. Harrell, deceased, as shall be produced to you by Mrs. H. D. Wilson Admx of the estate of said deceased, and will make a return thereof according to law.

      Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 31 day of Jan 1913 J. W. Callahan E. J. Perry F. S. Jones
      T. B. Maxwell, Ordinary

      Inventory and Appraisement Of the Estate of W. W. Harrell Deceased

      250 acres land being all of lot 115 in the 20th Dist Decatur Co. 2000.00
      50 " " lot 6 20th " " 500.00
      80 " " " 101 19 " " 800.00
      45 " " " 45 19 " " 450.00
      23 " " " 73 20 " " 230.00
      50 " " " 73 20 " " 500.00
      10 " " " 48 20 " " 480.00

      1 Horse 75.00
      2 Wagons & Buggy 50.00
      11 Hogs 33.00
      15 Head Cattle 120.00
      corn & fodder 55.00
      meat 18.00
      Land 10.00
      chickens 7.50
      sundry notes 900.00
      money in banks 4164.00
      10 shares stock of Farmers Bank 1000.00
      [total] 11392.50

      We, the undersigned appraisers, do certify that, having been first sworn by and before each other according to law, that the within and foregoing is a true Inventory and Appraisement of all the Estate of W. W. Harrell deceased, so far as the same was produced before us by the Temporary Administrator of said deceased, to the best of our judgment and understanding.

      Given under our hands and seals this 31 day of January 1913
      J. W. Callahan (L.S.)
      E. J. Perry (L.S.)
      F. S. Jones (L.S.) Appraisers.

      Georgia, Decatur County, Personally came before me, Mrs. H. D. Wilson Administratrix of the estate of W. W. Harrell deceased, who being duly sworn, deposeth, and saith that the within and foregoing Inventory is just, true and correct, and contains a true account of all the goods and chattels, rights and credits, and real estate of said deceased, that have come to his hands, possession or knowledge Mrs. H. D. Wilson

      Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 4 day of March 1913 T. B. Maxwell, Ordinary
    Occupation  farmer 
    Religion  Methodist  [35
    Buried  Oak City Cemetery, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
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    Notes 
    • Note from compiler: I am trying to track down the family Bible for William Washington Harrell to see who currently has it. I would love to get a copy of the original to check again a few discrepancies between it and other records (see the marriage information for William and Mary). If you know where I can find this Bible, please let me know.

      Notes from "Decatur County Past and Present 1823-1991," page 37 by Oscar Jackson:

      "Bainbridge had at various times in its early life five opera houses, two theatres, a horse racing track and at the same time 10-12 saloons. Since passengers from the steam boats, train terminal and stage coach lines spent the night in Bainbridge, numerous hotels were constructed...The third hotel was William W. Harrell's Hotel built by William Washington Harrell. Mr. Harrell was born near Climax in a covered wagon in 1822 and was the first white child born in Decatur County. His hotel later became the Decatur House and in 1859 street lights were placed in front of it."

      page 234 by Jane (Harrell) Lambert:

      "Jacob Harrell, veteran of the Revolutionary War, moved from NC to Pulaski Co., GA, then on to Decatur Co. in 1821, to settle 11 miles southeast of Bainbridge, then a mere trading post known as Fort Hughes. His s, W.W. Harrell (b 1822, d 1897) had Indians as playmates, was a planter, miller, hotel owner, stagecoach line owner, in the livery business, sheriff of Decatur Co., Civil War veteran, and member of the Georgia House of Representatives."


      Notes from "Memoirs of Georgia" pages 588-589:

      "W. W. Harrell enjoys the unique distinction of being the oldest native-born citizen of Decatur County-having been born Oct. 17, 1822, at a point eleven miles southeast of Bainbridge, then a mere trading post known as Fort Hughes, so named in commemoration of the killing there, by the Indians, of a fifer named Hughes. The name Harrell is indelibly written on every page of the annals of Decatur county. Energetic, enterprising, aggressive, the members of the family have so impressed their personality on the county that no history would be complete without honorable mention of the name. Business ability being the prominent characteristic of the family, solid facts, concisely and pointedly presented, will form the staple of this sketch. Jacob Harrell, grandfather of W. W. Harrell, came from North Carolina in the latter part of the last century and settled in Pulaski county, Ga., but in 1821, with his wife, moved to Decatur county and settled eleven miles southeast of Bainbridge. The original plantation is now in possession of W. W. Harrell. The parents of W. W. Harrell, John and Sarah (Brock) Harrell, had been married just before the removal to Decatur county. Five children were born to them: W. W., the eldest; Mary, widow of James Bird; John; Martha, widow of James Thomas; and Jacob, all now living in Decatur county. The father of this family was a shrewd and industrious planter, who, though poor in his youth, accumulated before middle age one of the finest properties in the county. At the close of the late war he released 250 negroes. He died in 1876, when seventy-five years and some months old; his wife died some years before. Mr. Harrell grew to manhood in a pioneer country, subject to all the disadvantages and hardships of the time and locality. Education was obtained almost on the "catch-as-catch-can" principle-that is, by attending school only two or three months in the year. He managed, however, to attain such proficiency in knowledge of the "three R's," as, supplemented by his inborn shrewdness and business tact, has enabled him to successfully compete, in the struggle of life, with others whose early advantages were superior to his. Beginning as a planter near the old homestead, he, after an experience of eight years, bought the hotel property at Bainbridge, and served as "mine host" of the Decatur house for a number of years, operating in connection with it a livery business. Retiring from the hotel in 1859, he engaged in a number of enterprises-merchandising, running a stage line, keeping a livery stable, etc. In 1857 Mr. Harrell was elected sheriff of the county, serving in that capacity and as deputy until the war began, when he volunteered as a private in the First Georgia infantry, and served at Pensacola, Fla., and in West Virginia, until compelled to retire on a certificate of disability. His service, though brief, was none the less arduous and honorable. While absent he had been elected sheriff, in which office he served continuously until 1877, with the exception of a few months in 1872. A republican had been elected that year, but resigned, when Mr. Harrell was again elected. In 1877 he was elected to the house of representatives-rendering efficient and valuable service, and afterward retiring to private life. Since the war he has bestowed much attention to planting and milling; and, although past three score and ten is active and vigorous, and operates two mills and several plantations, aggregating 2,300 acres. Col. Harrell was married June 29, 1843, to Ann B. Bird. To them six children have been born: John D., merchant, Bainbridge; Martha Isabella; W. J., doctor; a little boy, not named (deceased); Charles L., merchant, in company with John D., and Clifford, Mrs. W. D. Wilson, Bainbridge. Mrs. Harrell died July 28, 1882. Col. Harrell ranks as one of the staunchest of democrats, is a thorough-going Methodist, and as a Mason has been exalted to the royal arch degree."
    Person ID  I175  Nestor Rich Tree
    Last Modified  15 Feb 2011 

    Father  John Harrell,   b. Abt 1802, , , Bertie County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1876, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Sarah Brock,   b. Abt 1803, , , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1855 and 1860, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Married  1821  , , Pulaski County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F77  Group Sheet

    Family  Ann Beatrice Bird,   b. 15 Jan 1826, , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1882, , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  29 Jun 1843  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 36
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    Children 
     1. John Duke Harrell,   b. 9 Apr 1844, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1905, , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Martha Isabella Harrell,   b. 28 Jan 1846, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1874, , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Dr. William James Berry Harrell,   b. 8 Jun 1847, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1881, , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Baby Boy Harrell,   b. 29 Oct 1849, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1852, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Charles Leonidas Harrell, Sr.,   b. 16 Jun 1852, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1895, , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Ann "Clifford" Harrell,   b. 27 Apr 1866, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1916, , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2011 
    Family ID  F82  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: paralysis - 13 Jan 1913 - , Climax, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
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